Fresh Water River Fishing
King Salmon (Chinook)
The Kenai River is most famous for its King Salmon. Fisherman may have an opportunity to land fish in the 60-90 pound range, as the Kenai boasts a unique stock of wild fish. The early run of Kings starts in mid-May and lasts through June The second, and larger, of the two runs lasts the entire month of July. Kings are targeted using various techniques from a boat. With their large size and brute strength, Kings put up hard-fought battles. Means and methods are determined by current regulations, which change depending on run strengths. Call us for up-to-date information!
Red Salmon (Sockeye)
Sockeye (red) Salmon are considered, by many, to be the finest eating of all the salmon species. The Kenai River has two runs of reds; the first in June and second July-Early August. They are ocean fresh and rather powerful fighters, ranging 5-12 pounds. We provide excellent fishing opportunities, from the boat or shore, to target sockeye salmon. Light-weight to mid range rods and reels are utilized for both fly and bait-casting.
Silver Salmon (Coho)
Ferocious fighters and acrobats, silvers provide excellent fishing opportunities in August through October. Silvers average 6 to 12 pounds, with trophy fish reaching up to 20 pounds. Silvers are caught utilizing a variety of fishing techniques from the boat. Light-weight spinning and bait-casting rods and reels are the preferred tackle.
Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden
The Kenai River is world famous for its large, residential Rainbow Trout, known for their strong runs and acrobatics. They are caught with regularity in the 25 – 30 inch range. Rainbows are targeted throughout the summer with fly or spinning tackle, from a power boat or drift boat. The Kenai also is home to a healthy population of Dolly Varden, which are also targeted using the same methods as trout. We strongly promote “catch and release” of Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden.
Our boats are Coast Guard approved and designed for your safety and comfort.
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